The origin

The summer of 2008 Jontxu, who was a 6 years old boy, started to stumble in a mountain. It was the announcement of the diagnosis that on October 13th of that year communicated to Mikel and Mentxu, their parents. Diagnosis of a serious neurodegenerative disease that would apparently make Jon die. “What the doctors did not know was that Jon was from Bilbao.”
Mikel had to compose music and emerged “Walk On”. The song is a promise to Jon. “Walk On” is a promise of fighting forever against these diseases. Mikel and Mentxu created the Walk On Project Foundation (WOP), naming it as the promise.
Jon, or, as we call, “Txuti” or “2T”, is alive and is the captain of the foundation.

Our objectives

The Walk On Project (WOP) develops different artistic, social, sporting and cultural activities to reach its main objectives:

  1. Funding research projects in search of therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.
  2. Disclose the reality of neurodegenerative diseases.
  3. Raising social awareness in favor of research and science.

The values that move us:

We struggle every day trying to be faithful to them,

are the foundation of our way of acting and configure everything we do in WOP:

Overcoming, effort, emotion and optimism as engines of change,

fortitude, responsibility, courage to face challenges and work to persecute them.

What do we do?


Support us by becoming a WOPfriend or AmiWOP!
An amiWOP is a private donor who decides to give an annual contribution
(from €45 upwards) exclusively to support the aims of the WOP Foundation.
WOPfriends or amiWOPs automatically enjoy the advantages
of our Membership Programme. Here they are.
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Latest updates

1811, 2016

Sir Chris Bonington will receive the Award of The Walk On Project Foundation (WOP) to the defense of the values of mountaineering

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The British climber will receive the Award of The Walk On Project Foundation (WOP) to the defense and transmission of social values of mountaineering, receiving at the same time the recognition to his career and [...]

1011, 2016

WOP Festival 2016: schedule

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

WOP Festival: schedule November 19th at Santana 27 (Bilbao) Early ticket sales €30, online here. Also available at our WOP Shop Bilbao (Marqués del Puerto 1), Power Records (Villarías 4), Ticketmaster, Kutxabank, Codetickets and [...]

311, 2016

WOP to participate in Vendée Globe 2016 with the team of Didac Costa

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

It is the supreme challenge in ocean racing and the Walk On Project (WOP) Foundation will be part of it after joining the team of Barcelona skipper Didac Costa and his boat One Planet, One [...]

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